Kurzweil 5000, 5100, & 5200 Scanning Systems
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DISCONTINUED. (Verified 05/93) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. Kurzweil 5000, 5100, and 5200 Intelligent Scanning Systems are self- contained systems that will scan printed text, recognize the characters (letters, numbers, punctuation), and use this information to translate the printed text into a computer text file. Once the text is in computerized form, it can be loaded from the scanner into a computer system as a text file, where it can be manipulated or displayed through some special output (such as synthesized voice, refreshable braille, or braille printer). The scanner can be trained to recognize virtually any typestyle, in 6 to 24 point sizes, including multiple typestyles in one document. A 50-page automatic document feeder (included) accepts pages up to 8.5" x 14" in dimension. A co-processor card is also included with the 5000 and 5100 to permit other applications to be carried out during scanning and recognition. The 5100 also includes a Text Verifier which "learns" unusual or poorly printed symbols, and Recognition Enhancement to adjust for poor quality originals. The 5200 includes the Text Verifier and a coprocessor that increases recognition speed. The scanners are designed only to translate printed text into computer ( ASCII) text, which must then be sent to a computer for special output ( braille, etc.). COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM PC AT and IBM PC XT computers. DIMENSIONS: 23.3 x 15.3 x 5.9 inches. WEIGHT: 33 pounds.